MHG49719 - Hut circle - Loch Bad A'Chreamh (Loch Bad A'Chreamh 6)


A hut circle near Loch Bad A'Chreamh.

Type and Period (1)

  • HUT CIRCLE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

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A hut circle near Loch Bad A'Chreamh.

NG88SW 23 80810 81061
Hut circle, measuring 6m in diameter, with an E facing entrance. Information by email from Terry Doe, 2 April 2006 <1>

180812 881061 Loch Bad A' Chreamh 6 HAB006: The hut circle was visited by A MacInnes in 2010 as part of research for a dissertation on hut circles in Wester Ross for A Welti. This circular structure lies on a platform dug into and built out from a moderate south facing slope in an undulating grazed grassland landscape. There are panoramic inland views from the site. Interior wall facings are visible as is the ring bank. The interior of the HC is 'dished'. Average internal diameter is 5.6m, outer diameter is 8.6m. The double skinned stone wall is 1.4m thick with maximum height 0.5m. The entrance faces southeast with external width 1m, internal width 1m, and passage length 1.5m. The sketch shows extended terminals. This hut circle seems to be associated with a cluster of 8 structures in all, HAB005 (see MHG49720) distant 50m, HAB001 (see MHG49704), HAB003 (see MHG49722), HAB002 (see MHG49721) distant 170m, HAB007 (see MHG49705), and HAB008 (see MHG49706) distant 300m. These are all sited near to an ancient trackway from Naast to Sand River and Gairloch. <2> <3>

[Note: a database was set up as part of research for the dissertation and was subsequently expanded as an extension of the We Digs Project (see website link below). The full access database can be made available to enquirers/researchers if requested - contact HER for details].

NGR adjusted to position as seen on 2009 vertical APs. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NG 80808 81074 (15m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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